Google is no stranger to creating innovative technology to making the lives of avid travelers easier. With Google Maps, users can not only find their way around, but also discover new places to shop at, dine, or simply visit. It works whether you're in a new city, or in a new country far from home. But now, Google has created a new tool that will aide a traveler's experience even more.
Touring Bird is a new web-based platform by the tech giant that will allow tourists to see tours, attractions, and activities in the city or country that they're currently visiting. All the available choices in a country or city are filtered by price, the time of day for when it's to happen, how long it will be, and any refund options offered.
In addition to seeing many choices—from the most obvious tourist spots to attractions not even known to life-long locals—those who use Touring Bird can see options best suited for their needs. There are lists of places to see and things to do that can be family friendly, focused on the arts, and so much more. Tourists can also see plenty of free options from all categories, which is perfect for those currently strapped for cash.
Touring Bird is currently available for the following locations: Amsterdam The Netherlands, Barcelona Spain, Berlin Germany, Boston Massachusetts, Chicago Illinois, Las Vegas Nevada, London England, Los Angeles California, Madrid Spain, Miami Florida, New Delhi India, New York City New York, Orlando Florida, Paris France, Prague the Czech Republic, Rome Italy, San Diego California, San Francisco California, Toronto Ontario, and Washington D.C. There hasn't been any word on if or when expansion to more locations will occur.
Google has not yet released an app for Touring Bird, meaning that users will have to make do with their website for the time being. Touring Bird also only comes in English as of right now. But there's plenty of hope that this new venture by Google will grow enough to expand to more countries- and as a result, to more tourists.